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prevent violence between our youth and east bay? >> one of the things we're blessed to do and tasked to do is to break up the interruption of retall equation. oakland's homicides are based across such a broad spectrum of spont 98 did you, mostly. we don't have a real heavy group a and b presence, dynamics of gangs. some but not as heavy. the number one violence occurrence in our city is spontaneity. we get a chance to get behind the only thing that is pretty much steady enough for us to be able to track, which is the retaliation. when a young loved one is laid down in our streets, his crew, the loved ones he grew up with, are probably going to retaliate rewide receiver go in, find party a and b involved, try to get them together. pretty successful. sometimes we're not. but the level of respect is like, he shot my sister, i got to do what i got to do. oftentimes we're able to interrupt that and do our
violence interruption piece. >> how hard is it to lower the flame of anger on those? >> it's very difficult. we tell them, garbage in, garbage out. so today the music, all of the youth, all their influence is pretty much, get it done. know what i'm saying? the violence is what they feel is the end all to get it done. so sometimes, sometimes like i said it's impossible. it's very difficult all the time. what we find out also is that a lot of the young loved ones don't want to -- they don't want this lifestyle but they're catch as catch can. did if they don't, they're caught up in something. so being first responders is in response to, if i don't, he will. >> do you have the advantage that when you talk to these youth on the street, that they don't have the opportunity to say, you don't know what you're talking about? >> exactly. >> tell us about that. >> i come from the streets of oakland, grew up in the streets of oakland, was raised in the criminal justice system.
juvenile hall, federal prison. been there, done that, made my bones on the streets of oakland, in the system. i'm from both sides, on the street side, as well as coming home and helping. i came home from federal prison after serving sentence in '89, been doing this work since '92. i have a big credibility on both sides with our law enforcement people as well as the loved ones on the blocks. >> you brought up law enforcement. let me bring in the suggestion of bringing in mr. bretten as a consultant to the police department. paying him a lot of money to come in and solve the problems of oakland. your reaction first that he was brought in? >> my reaction as always, i have a cool relationship with howard jordan. and his brass. you know, the city of oakland. so my thing is always stay in my lane and ask them to stay in their lane. if they think it's a grit thing, know what i'm saying, he going to eat good, that's his thing. i'm going to have to trust the
powers that be to do what they do because we have a healthy relationship with opd. if you interview our chief of police or any of his brass or any of the officers of oakland police, they'll say we have a working relationship with kevin grant. we send him into neighborhoods, we don't ask for nothing in return. it's the gangsters' code. they do what they do, i stay out of they business, we do what we do, they stay out of ours. whatever jordan chooses to do, know what i'm saying, in his squad, i have to stand back and believe in it. >> why don't they give you the money? he don't know the streets of oakland, you do. >> right, right, that's always a question, know what i'm saying? we -- i don't think we'll ever break even with the game. i remember a counsel member asking, kevin, what do you need? i said, your team, there's never a waiting list to go to jail. but when i'm trying to put somebody in a program, it's full, it's closed. you know, the funding, it's a mismatch. that's been -- unfortunately, you get used to functioning with
that. i don't think we'll ever be -- they called it a relationship. we're in a relationship. and it ain't -- i don't think it's -- i know it's not one particular person's fault but i think the top-down policy always feels that the help inside is, you know, just a gift. it's not a need. and i feel that it is. because one dollar spent on prevention saves -- it's like $18, $19, spent on incarceration. so when government starts really putting their money where their mouth is, i think they'll bring us up to some of the, you know, qualifying dollar amounts. >> i don't think we'll get much argument from our viewers on that point. but, i mean, it's a growing problem, the crime there is a growing problem. give me your reaction when you found out that you were being awarded the california appeals prize. >> first, i received a call and i thought it was a joke. i was like, yeah, whatever. who is this? right?
when i found out it was authentic, it was -- i would say overwhelming. it was overwhelming. it was humbling. because i'm just like the type of person that likes to stay in the dark. when i was a kid, i used to sneak out of my house, my parents' house. now i get paid to sneak out of the house at nighttime, right if in the cover of darkness, i like the streets, i love the feel of the streets, i love the energy, i'm comfortable there. but to be recognized was like overwhelming to me, know what i'm saying? emotional. because know what i'm saying, i just -- you know, i got to eat but i prefer a hug from one of the loved ones. that's my -- that's my reward. is when i go out there and somebody say, thank you for helping me, thank you, kev. that's my help. but i think it authenticates on the professional side of this work what we do. and it was -- it was very
powerful. and i tell the viewers, i shed a tear or two, but it was a tear of excitement and joy. >> tell mayor kwan to appoint me. congratulations. kevin grant, recipient by the california wellness foundation of the california peace prize. look at that, there's a web address for more information on the california wellness foundation. thank you so much for the work that you do in the east bay. up next, the author of the song. yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they're magically delicious now all general mills big g kid cereals have more whole grain than any other ingredient in cereals like lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch, the delicious way to help them grow up strong.
he wrote the lyrics to a song, now celebrating 40 years of that milestone today. with me, richard beane, the author and songwriter and singer of the song, and also with me is dr. gonzales, having a fund-raiser to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the song and the band. welcome back to the show. it's good to have you all back. >> glad to be back. >> let me ask you first, your thoughts on the fact that it's
40 years later. i mean, i still hear out the radio every week. >> yeah. it's an amazing thing to think about and to think that, you know, the years have gone by so fast. it just seemed like it was only yesterday. yeah, the years go by. yeah, it's a great feeling still. >> i mentioned jokingly before the cameras came on you're probably responsible for half the world's population because of that song. >> oh yeah. yeah. >> hard or easy to get both of these power houses together for this great celebration that you're having? >> you know, this is the ninth awareness. and over the nine years, we've been able to pull out some power houses, you know. los lobos. sly stone showed up one year. el chicano and many other groups have been to these events. and you know, it's created a
reputation. so they all come willingly, you know. just like richard coming to our show and performing. all for a good cause. >> your thoughts on the longevity and the agelessness of this man right here. >> incredible. two years ago, we honored mahlo for 40 years. and of course the big hit. and this year we decided richard needed to get his due as the singer/songwriter. the song has been done by many different groups like we were talking earlier. sugar ray in '99 wrote "every morning" and it was the most played song that year. actually won an award from bmi. >> you're getting royalties still from all over the world. >> yeah, as a matter of fact, yeah. just received a statement the other day. yeah, i was amazed at all the different countries. some of them i couldn't even pronounce. they're playing this song, you
know? >> did you ever imagine in when you were in high school, writing down there's lyrics, did you ever imagine? boy, this is how far it's come. >> no, i could never imagine that. i think my algebra teach i by now probably has heard the story how many times, you know, about how i wrote that song. >> go ahead, share again. here's a video of you. you were with us celebrating cesar chavez event. abel sanchez there in the back, jorge santana. go ahead and tell us about it. >> what it was, you know, i was in algebra class. i wasn't very good with numbers. but i found myself writing lyrics, songs. i was already involved in music already. it just bored me to death. i came up with these lyrics that i wrote with this girl i was in love with at the time, puppy love. whatever. i flunked algebra class because
of that. i retook it again. i couldn't do it. i was writing more lyrics and stuff. i came up with this song and i took it to a rehearsal one day. jamming on it. i sang on it. you know, the melody and put the words on it. to this day that girl doesn't know i wrote this song for her. >> maybe your algebra teacher needs algebra to count the amount of royalties you've been getting over the years. tell bus the fund raiser this year. >> like i said, we are trying to raise awareness and some funds for schools in the area. we also work with the mind institute in davis, doing research on autism. and that's our main goal is to keep autism out in the public side. the numbers have gone up since we started this event nine years ago. used to be 1 in 166 in births. now it's up to 1 in 88 births.
and so, you know, society is going to have to deal with all these children that will grow into adults and educate them and get them functioning. >> your efforts are healthy in that cause. the autism event, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song, it's happening there on the 25th at the fox theater in redwood city. we'll be back, we'll play that entire song for you. we'll chat more, stay with us.
charitable work. even back in the days when cesar chavez first started. we were one of the first bands back then when he was starting his movement, we did a big concert at the richmond auditorium. that's how far we go back to doing charity work. autism, when dr. bernie asked me to do this, i mean, it's something like everybody should be aware of. it's like you said, it's true. there's a lot of children out there that are not diagnose the with this. and eventually, when they are, it's like the numbers are really up. so it's about the music, but it's also about the event that we're doing here. so that's what i want to stress. >> very good. we'll show that again in just a bit. tell us about what we have here. >> this is to show you how far the song goes. sugar ray recorded the song "every morning" in '99. 1999. and it was the most-played song that year. they received an award from bmi.
and the writer of the song had heard the song at a car show. and took a piece of suavacito and put it in "every morning." they had already recorded it when somebody said, "that's suavacito." hold of the publishers and the song went double platinum as you can see. we receive these double platinum albums. and so that, you know -- they have to do things correctly. if you use a piece of the song. >> absolutely. it means more money for richard beep over here. >> oh, yeah. >> was there this thought process when the band's first starting out, you had the midnighters and socal and up here, you guys said, we got to do our own thing. we're rich in music up here as well. >> yeah, i think the san francisco sound was something different than what was the sound in l.a. i think they had more of an r&b sound.
tiara has that kind of sound. out here in the bay area, san francisco, came out with the rock. that's where the latin rock came from. >> the book that started these events, "voices of latin rock," actually chronicles how the music started, you know, with the santanas, the mahlos, in the mission district, you know. and how they came about. >> amazing. >> it's going to be great. a great show. the r&b, soul, you've got latin rock, and then you've also got rucutan. good bands. >> are we going to have a mixed club with everybody on the same stage? you never know. i guess we'll find out. >> that's right. >> the song suavacito, and of course how much does jorge santana and his rhythm add to what that song meant?
>> i think everybody had a little bit into it, you know. the melody was basically mine. and i think once you put the melody on then everybody kind of puts a little taste into it. so it was an evolvement of just about everybody in the band. but the words, melody, all that was strictly mine. abel helped with musical arrangement. pablo tevez. it was a collection. that's what happens. >> is it hard to get all those names together and do it all over again? >> i don't know. i mean, it would be a great thing if we could all do that at least one time. >> i mean, you know, gabe monville is great. again, on the autism event, it's a great -- i didn't realize that the distinction between southern california and northern california, chicano rock, latin rock, we're going to experience
pitt it's a small genre, it's a very tight family. >> congratulations on the 40 years. any final thoughts to your fans over the years? >> i'd like to say, i don't perform very much around the bay area so this is a good chance to come out and really see my band. it's a great cause to come out and just show you love and support and come out for the autism benefit. >> thank you. any thoughts while we show the credits on the autism event? >> we have another show, not only the one at the fox, we have the show thursday night. one of the bands we were able to get together is the kila playing latin rock, they're a filipino-based band. we got them, we asked them if they could come do a couple of songs. they put the group back together, now they're ready to go out and perform. >> that's awesome. it's all happening. logon to, find out more information at lat tinrock ink.
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